CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Cassini Favorite Image Contest
Color
23.7%
In Saturn's Shadow - the Pale Blue Dot

9.4%
The Dragon Storm

8.7%
The Greatest Saturn Portrait...Yet

6.2%
Titan Beyond the Rings

5.8%
On the Final Frontier

4.9%
Nature's Canvas

4.6%
Symmetry in Shadow

4.5%
Ringside with Dione

3.7%
The Face of Beauty

3.6%
The View from Iapetus

2.8%
Solar System in Miniature

2.5%
Enceladus the Storyteller

2.3%
Fountains of Enceladus

2.3%
Cassini's Views of Titan

2.1%
Mimas Blues

2.1%
Rainbow on the Rings

1.9%
Golden Night on Saturn

1.8%
Ring World

1.6%
Pale Blue Orb

1.2%
Dark-stained Iapetus

1.1%
Titan in False Color

1.1%
A Pearl at Dusk

0.9%
Dazzling Color

0.4%
Shadowing Saturn

0.4%
Saturn's Subtle Spectrum

0.1%
Pastel Planet
Black and White
10.4%
Depth Sounding

9.5%
A Sight to Behold

7.7%
The Himalayas of Iapetus

6.3%
Cosmic Blasting Zone

6.0%
Fountains of Enceladus

5.1%
Southern Exposure

4.9%
Satellite Trio

4.5%
Ghostly Fingers of Enceladus

4.5%
Fantastic Planet

4.3%
New Titan Territory

4.2%
Candle in the Dark

4.0%
Phoebe Hi-Res Mosaic

3.5%
Titan's Kiss

3.4%
Ring of Light

3.1%
When Moons Align

3.1%
Supreme Beauty

2.6%
Encountering Iapetus

2.3%
Prometheus On the Edge

1.9%
Icy Crescent

1.5%
Moon Against the Shadows

1.5%
The Lore of Saturn

1.3%
A Moon with Two Dark Sides

1.3%
Stunning Vistas

1.0%
Waves and Shear

0.9%
In the Groove

0.7%
Skyline View

0.3%
Saturn's Smile
Movie
15.2%
The Great Crossing

15.0%
Flight over Iapetus

12.2%
Looking Saturn in the Eye

8.7%
Soft Collision

5.5%
Rhea Transits Saturn

5.5%
Exploring the Wetlands of Titan

5.2%
Zooming In On Enceladus

4.8%
Shaping the Drapes

4.4%
Icemoon Rendezvous

3.9%
Enceladus Plume Movie

3.0%
Three Moons Meet

2.8%
Saturn Movie

2.6%
Flight to Hyperion

2.4%
Global Titan Approach Movie

2.4%
Encountering Hyperion (Movie)

1.9%
Tilt and Whirl

1.7%
Flying Over Mimas

1.1%
Surging Onward

1.1%
Titan's Shifting Hazes

0.6%
Cruising with Pan

Alliance Member Comments
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Aug 10, 2008 at 10:55 AM):
Lillyreyes: It pleases me no end that our work moves you to want to tell the world, especially your students. Encourage them to visit our CICLOPS website and enjoy!
Lillyreyes (Aug 3, 2008 at 8:04 PM):
HI! I am just incredible amazed by all the pictures that I have been looking at, but A SIGHT TO BEHOLD! is just too much. I wanted to cry when I think how beautiful it is that we have the privilege to see the Universe. Thanks so much to all the Scientists and to all of you that work so hard so we can enjoy the Universe. I cannot wait to share all this pictures with my students.
Lillyreyes
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Jul 11, 2008 at 4:20 PM):
Indigo: The picture you refer to is not a real image. It is a synthetic image made from the data collected by the Radio Occultation (RSS) experiment. They collect the signal from the spacecraft as it passes behind the rings. This gives a single slice through the rings, which they then use to create a fake image. This is easy to do once you know/choose a geometry from which to look at the rings. And phony images don't count!
Indigo_Sunrise (Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07 AM):
I know this is late, but I was curious: why wasn't this image - http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07873 -
included as one for the contest? At least, I cannot seem to locate it in any of the image diaries for Saturn, and it does have Cassini credited for the image, and wondered why it was not a 'contender'..? (Old subject for an inquiry, I know.)

*disclaimer - it's my desktop, and an absolute sharp, stunning one it makes! :)

And on that note, let me just say the latest images are facinating, as well. I do look forward to visiting the site and seeing what's next from Cassini!
Aidan (Jun 8, 2008 at 1:51 AM):
Er - make that Astronomical. I have had a couple of beers, and this is a highly embarrassing error.
Aidan (Jun 8, 2008 at 1:50 AM):
I am still mesmerised by the work that you do here. Ever since I saw that BBC series all those years ago, and now, when I have suddenly been bitten by the astrological sciences bug again, I come back to this website and by god you've had some amazing successes over the past several years.

Carolyn and team, salut!

Cheers - Aidan, musician, Blue Mountains Australia
Francisco (Jan 17, 2008 at 7:20 AM):
For me,they all earned a 100%
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Jan 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM):
Nvoelz: We scientists never knew there was a blue part of Saturn, either! It took us by surpise too. And it's hard to argue with your choices. They too are true gems. Really....can you think of a more beautiful place than Saturn?
nvoelz (Jan 9, 2008 at 6:42 PM):
Hello, these are some of my unsung picks. Ones that weren't posted above, just posting for enlightenment or discussion.

my color

3rd choice: Saturn's Blue Cranium / PIA 06177 Feb 8, 2005 (At first this picture looks out of focus, because the rings are not sharp, but the clouds bellow are in focus, When i first saw this image, i never knew there was a blue part to saturn. I just think this image is so interesting and beautiful) http://ciclops.org/ir_index.php?id=11

my b&w

3rd choice: Daphnis At Work / Sep 12, 2006 (look at how that moon/object is disorting the material in the rings, wow.) http://ciclops.org/ir_index.php?id=21

(4rth choice: Sensational Sights Raw Preview #2 / Mar 22, 2006) (rings look like a knife cutting into the moon, and there's a hidden moon in there) http://ciclops.org/ir_index.php?id=18

my movie

3rd choice: Titanís Shifting Hazes / PIA06223)) (I find this movie to be profound. I am pretty sure I see a bolt of lightning and other flashes (upper left), i see lots of flashes and specs watching the dark area of Titan too, there are lots of blips as well that are intriguing down in the lower right that is lit) 4/8/05 http://ciclops.org/th_clips.php?page=2
Nick Di Nitto F.B.H.I. (Jan 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM):
Out of this world to an old timer it's almost to magical to be real. WONDERFUL

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